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The next scandal to smack Raleigh

  To get a preview, just look at what’s already happening south of our state border: Horry County Schools’ $220 million deal with a contractor to build five new schools prompted a state law enforcement investigation, the district revealed Tuesday in a statement.   The…

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#ncga: Speaker Timmy. A Man with a Plan. (Which the DEMS loooooove.)

  Bambi’s mom.  Ol’ Yeller.  It’s sad to sit and watch beloved things breathe their final breaths.  Better get used to it folks.  You can stick  fork in North Carolina’s 2010 ‘conservative revolution.’  It’s pretty much done.  Speaker Timmy has been waddling around the state…

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#ncga: ‘Pay As You Go’ or ANOTHER BOND ISSUE? Jones St. GOPers divided on paying for school construction

  An awful lot of school facilities across this state are in rough shape.  One elementary school here in the Pinehurst area looks A LOT LIKE it probably did when it was a high school in the 1920s and 1930s.  Raleigh politicians have promised the…

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#ncga: Solar goons + Lumbee Indians + cronyism (The sequel?)

Last session’s SB554 had all of the elements of pure political sketchiness: subsidies for solar energy, legislation tailored to meet the needs of very specific business interests, and key legislator palms / campaign funds being greased by those same very specific business interests. (And let’s…

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#ncpol: ‘If you can’t beat ’em, BUY ’em.’

Incumbent state treasurer Janet Cowell fought tooth and nail against a legislative proposal, pushed by an architect and construction company, that would allow for the privatization and leasing of public school buildings with state funds.  Well, the Democrat incumbent treasurer is not seeking reelection.  But…